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concert Edith Mathis, Brigitte Fassbaender, Peter Schreier and Barry McDaniel sing Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes With Karl Engel and Heinz Medjimorec (piano)

With Karl Engel and Heinz Medjimorec (piano)

Edith Mathis, Brigitte Fassbaender, Peter Schreier and Barry McDaniel sing Brahms' Liebeslieder Waltzes With Karl Engel and Heinz Medjimorec (piano)

About

An exceptional historical recording of Brahms' Liebeslieder, Op. 52.

Within the history of the Lied, Brahms's Liebeslieder, Op. 52 hold a special place. Moving away from the traditional music group made of a soloist accompanied by an instrument (most of the time the piano), Brahms composes a cycle for four voices and a four-hand piano. Brahms introduces thus a polyphonic pattern, combines soloist and choral episodes in a genre usually oriented towards the expression of an individual subject. Thanks to the waltz rhythm especially used throughout the cycle, Brahms gives a popular tone to his composition. However, beneath this apparent simplicity, the music expresses very deep and subtle feelings; a reason among many others which explain why the cycle of the Liebeslieder is still in the audience's mind one of the most popular work composed by Brahms.

Cast

  • Edith Mathis | Soprano
  • Brigitte Fassbaender | Mezzo-soprano
  • Peter Schreier | Tenor
  • Barry McDaniel | Bass
  • Karl Engel | Pianist
  • Heinz Medjimorec | Pianist

Program

  • Johannes Brahms, 18 Liebeslieder. Waltzes, Op. 52

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Johannes Schaaf
  • Production date: 1983
  • Duration: 24 min
  • Production: © BR / RM Arts
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